[Sclerotic and atrophic lichen of the genitals in boys]

Ugeskr Laeger. 1989 May 1;151(18):1111.
[Article in Danish]


Sclerotic and atrophic lichen (LSA) is a rare condition in boys. A retrospective analysis of boys who underwent circumcision for medical reasons, revealed that nine out of 59 boys had histologically verified LSA. The condition thus appears to be a relatively frequent cause of phimosis in children.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Circumcision, Male
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Lichen Planus / complications
  • Lichen Planus / epidemiology*
  • Lichen Planus / surgery
  • Male
  • Phimosis / etiology
  • Retrospective Studies